Dock Street Tunnel

Location type


Name and dates

Dock Street Tunnel (1878-)

Opened on the Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway).


This is a 627 yard double track tunnel east of Dundee station and west of the former Camperdown Junction.

For much of its length it runs under Dock Street. The tunnel passed west round the north end of the Earl Grey Dock, King William IV Dock before emerging north of Victoria Dock. (The first two docks in this list have been filled in.)

It passed underneath the much older street railway/tramway between Dundee West and Dundee East. This was never converted to proper railway standard and was for goods exchange - unlike the tunnel line which is part of the East Coast Main Line.

The tunnel requires constant pumping.



Chronology Dates

15/07/1870Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway)
Tay Bridge [1st], Dundee Tay Bridge [Station] and line from Leuchars to Dundee authorised. Dundee's Dock Street Tunnel authorised. Running power access authorised for the Caledonian Railway between Buckingham Junction and Camperdown Junction.


An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways